It seems nearly every time we turn on our TV set, Gordon Ramsay's scowling face stares back. While we admit to occasionally catching an episode of Masterchef or Kitchen Nightmares, we realize that some might find him off-putting. That said, we're impressed by his business acumen and no-nonsense dispensing of hard truths. The star manages to helm an empire, from his aforementioned TV shows to ample cookbooks (we're particularly intrigued by Gordon Ramsay's Healthy Appetite
), with apparent ease and panache.